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The Curious Case of Parks v. Stanton Chapter Four: Remembrance of Things Past

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In case you have missed any previous chapters, here is a handy dandy link list.

The Curious Case of Parks v. Stanton Chapter One: When is a Deposition NOT A Deposition?

Yet another motion to compel. Phaedra was extremely uncooperative at her deposition.

The Curious Case of Parks v. Stanton Chapter Two: A Tale Told By An Idiot Full of Sound And Fury Signifying Nothing.

Phaedra refuses to answer pretty much every question about Apollo.

The Curious Case of Parks v. Stanton Chapter Three: I Did Know Once, But I Have Sort of Forgotten.

Phaedra has amnesia. She can’t remember she has a workout DVD business with Apollo. She can’t remember her accountants name, she can’t remember her bank branch, in fact she denies every going into a bank.

In this chapter we will focus on Phaedra’s relationship with Angela. In one of the depositions of Angela’s former boyfriends he seems to think that Phaedra and Angela had a more intimate relationship than just friends. Let’s see what Phaedra has to say… Continue reading

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Phaedra Parks Puts Smyrna Home on the Market

RHOA Phaedra's Smyrna HomeI am REALLY getting tired of Phaedra stories and you probably are too, but people keep sending me information and I might as well get it all out there. Phaedra Parks, Smyrna home was put on the marked in the last day or so and listed by Keller Williams. The home is priced to sell at $349, 900. Phaedra paid $322,000 in 2001 according to Zillow. A quick look at the tax records show that the home has always been listed solely in Phaedra’s name and Apollo was not added to the deed when the couple married in 2009.

From the Keller Williams listing, “This charming Smyrna beauty offers 3 finished levels that your most discriminate buyer will adore! Completely renovated, this spacious home features 5 bedrooms, 5 full bath, 1 half bath, gleaming hardwood floors w/an open floor plan and large kitchen that overlooks the great room. Grand 2 story foyer, separate dining room, and a large master suite w/walk-in California closets. The finished basement has an in-law/guest suite, full kitchen and bathroom with a private entrance, it’s the perfect space to entertain! This is a must see! “

It is a lovely home; however, it’s a McMansion neighborhood. I am not sure everyone really gets what that term means in the south. Essentially, it is a development where large homes are built on small lots and they are all pretty much the same floor plan. Here in the south you can get a large, 4,000 square foot five bedroom, five bath house in the high $200 thousands. Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Parks v. Stanton Intermission: Taking A Look Back

RHOA Episode 2: Funerals by Phaedra, Lesbian Pride, and A Birthday Party for KimI am currently working on Chapter Four of the Parks v. Stanton Saga. Before you read the next chapter, which will get to the meat of the case about Angela’s accusations toward Phaedra, there are some other depositions.  In order to be caught up for Chapter Four, there are a few things you should read. So while I am working, I am going to give you a suggested reading list.

Phaedra Parks: Have We Been Ignoring the Signs All Along?

This post contains an interview with Angela Stanton. It outlines the salient points of her allegations against Phaedra. Among other things that led to me finally buying Angela’s story.

Angela Stanton Responds to Apollo’s Arrest

Angela explains how Apollo’s arrest proves her statement in her book are true.

Bits and Pieces on the Apollo and Phaedra Saga

Phaedra’s Fancypants Attorneys jump ship on the heels of Apollo Nida’s Arrest.

Where Exactly is Phaedra Practicing Law?

Phaedra’s association with the fake shell corporations come to light. The allegations about Phaedra being a um..manager for strippers rather than a legal advisor is considered… Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Parks v. Stanton Chapter Three: I Did Know Once, Only I’ve Sort of Forgotten

RHOA Phaedra Deposition

 

“Rabbit’s clever,” said Pooh thoughtfully.
“Yes,” said Piglet, “Rabbit’s clever.”
“And he has Brain.”
“Yes,” said Piglet, “Rabbit has Brain.”
There was a long silence.
“I suppose,” said Pooh, “that that’s why he never understands anything.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

After spending an incredible amount of time getting Phaedra to admit she has a husband who she can’t remember meeting and knows essentially nothing about, Phaedra finally remembered when presented with documentation by Radford that she did indeed have a business with Apollo called Nida Fitness.  After rambling responses about the daily operations of Nida Fitness a much-needed break was taken.

After the break, Radford questions Parks about National Recovery Group Inc.  If you recall on RHOA Phaedra would tell people who Apollo’s job was “asset recovery.”  National Recovery Group is one of the shell companies used in Apollo’s fraud scheme.

Q. Ms. Parks, What is National Recovery Group Inc?
A. I don’t know.

Q. Okay. Are you aware of being listed as an incorporator on something called National Recovery Group, Inc.?
A. No, sir.

Q. Do you know what is at  239 Harriett St, Atlanta Georgia 30315?
A. No, sir. Continue reading

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Real Housewives of Atlanta Filming Continues

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I am really trying to get to the next chapter of the Parks v Stanton Deposition, but I have lots of blog related duties that keep dragging me away. I am going to try to do it right after this post. In fact I opened this post to begin, but then some new RHOA filming tea rolled in. It’s not a lot, but it is sort of interesting.

First of all, things are going well for the most part. It seems that Demetria and Claudia are getting along well enough. Claudia is predicted to be the housewives whisperer this season.  She seems to be a calming force in the chaos which is just what we need. However, we have often seen certain housewives with reasonable social skills turn into “carrier pigeons” which can put them in the eye of a storm. Continue reading

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Phaedra Parks Comforts The Family of St. Louis Teen Shot By Police

Phaedra Parks, left, comforts Desuirea Harris, the grandmother of Michael Brown, during a news conference Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Jennings, Mo. Michael Brown, 18, was shot and killed in a confrontation with police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo, on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. JEFF ROBERSON — AP Photo

Phaedra Parks, left, comforts Desuirea Harris, the grandmother of Michael Brown, during a news conference Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Jennings, Mo. Michael Brown, 18, was shot and killed in a confrontation with police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo, on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. JEFF ROBERSON — AP Photo

For the past four days, Phaedra Parks has been in St. Louis on a book tour for her ridiculous etiquette book on how to be a southern belle. While that is a ridiculous enough venture for Ms. Parks. It seems her stay in St. Louis has been extended to include a few extra appearances.  During her first signing on Saturday night at 5 p.m. there was officer involved shooting of a teenager in St. Louis.  The teen who was black was said to be approached by police officers around 5:30 p.m. and according to police the teens were uncooperative. However, many eye witnesses said the unarmed teens were compliant and follow all of the officers commands. An unnamed white police officer shot and killed on of the teens on the scene.

Since Saturday, there have been large protests and riots in St. Louis as everyone attempts to come to terms with the tragic death. There is no word on whether Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton have arrived in St. Louis yet. However, St. Louis County NAACP President Esther Haywood said in a statement “We are hurt to hear that yet another teenaged boy has been slaughtered by law enforcement especially in light of the recent death of Eric Garner in New York who was killed for selling cigarettes. We plan to do everything within our power to ensure that the Ferguson Police Department as well as the St. Louis County Police Department releases all details pertinent to the shooting.” Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Parks v. Stanton Chapter Two: A Tale Told By An Idiot, Full of Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing

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Chapter Two: A Tale Told by An Idiot Full of Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing

It’s interesting that that the genteel Phaedra who starts off with “yes sir, no sir”  quickly devolves into visions of neck rolling, eye rolling and doodling. It’s also interesting that Radford manages to get her insolence on the record. If you missed Chapter One, you should go read that first. It will answer your constant question of “Can she do this? Is this legal?” It’s all in the motion.

Here is another excerpt from the Brief in Support by James Radford:
Sidenote: Trial junkies will love his blog. Lot’s of interesting cases from everywhere.

“This refusal to answer questions is the latest instance of Parks’ abusive and bad faith conduct in this litigation. She has filed a frivolous lawsuit against Defendant Stanton, used her wealth to stifle the publication of Stanton’s truthful narrative, and then refused the basic obligation of any litigant to fully participate in the discovery process. Parks apparently believes she is above the law, even in her own lawsuit. She must be compelled to fully cooperate in her deposition, and her conduct must be sanctioned. The credibility of the civil discovery process is very much at stake here.”

And now, more from the deposition, the Apollo questions.

Q: Is you legal name Phaedra Parks?
A: Yes Sir. It’s Phaedra Parks Nida.

Q: Did you have it legally changed upon your marriage to Mr. Nida?
A:Yes

Q:And when did you marry Mr. Nida?
A: November the first, 2009. Continue reading

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The Curious Case Of Parks v. Stanton Chapter One: When Is a Deposition Not A Deposition?

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Chapter One : When Is A Deposition Not a Deposition?

Yesterday, everyone’s favorite hermit ventured across multiple counties and merged onto numerous interstates (God, I hate merging) in order to obtain this summer’s must-read, The Deposition of Phaedra Parks from the case of Parks v. StantonAnd it was so worth it. I spent some time perusing the six or eight in thick file with all of the original motions that have been filed, I purchased copies of the most recent one, and then got caught in a horrific storm. I pulled into a Zaxby’s  and began to read. There is so much to discuss that I will be posting in installments.

But first, (said in my best Julie Chen voice) let’s remind ourselves of where we left off.  My last update was on June 24th. On June 19th, the judge had ruled that Phaedra must sit for deposition with 45 days.  So I’ve been patiently waiting to hear that occurred. The 45 days came and went without any indication that Phaedra had been deposed. Then, last Thursday, there was a new Motion to Compel filed by Stanton’s attorney, James Radford. I dashed over to the courthouse to get my hot little hands on it, and Lo! and Behold! there was a deposition!  So what is this Motion to Compel all about?  Thankfully, Radford writes motions in plain English unlike those New Jersey goons who write motions for the Laurita bankruptcy case. So I’m going to transcribe much of it for you here, in the first chapter. Then we will move on to a variety of topics covered in the deposition itself.

The actual scheduling of the deposition was yet another puzzling event in an already very curious case. We have discussed before that a plaintiff refusing to sit for a deposition is unheard of.  She even tried to use an affidavit as a proxy for her deposition responsibility. As one TamaraTattles.com commenter who is an attorney put it, “ the most interesting thing is that she filed an affidavit on 3/31/14 presumably to defeat Stanton’s motion for summary judgment. Anyone can file an affidavit. She filed it to serve as a proxy for her deposition but this is not allowed. A party cannot file self-serving affidavits and the “facts” set forth therein must be admissible in evidence; they cannot be based on information and belief.” Or, in plain English, Phaedra is shuckin’ and jivin’ every way she can to avoid being deposed. Continue reading

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Peter Thomas and Kordell Stewart Open Sports One in Charlotte

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Last night was the VIP opening of Sports One a joint business venture between Kordell Stewart and Peter Thomas in Charlotte, North Carolina. Peter Thomas is doing press this morning in Charlotte and has revealed a lot of information! Bravo camera shot for fifteen hours yesterday in Charlotte. Peter confirmed two new girls mentioning Claudia Jordan by name and said both new girls are extremely attractive. The other new girl is Demetria McKinney who I have mentioned before.

Peter was asked if there was any drama at filming and he said that the two new girls are both very beautiful and there was some “chemistry” there. He also said that Kordell “had not been seen by the screen for a while” and something went down with that. Peter talked about having to turn people away and said they can come back tonight and it will be more fun. He says taping in the bar is a bit boring because the TVs  can’t be on and there is no music so it’s a very quiet set. Peter has indicated that Bravo has come to him for a spin-off, but then he just explained a lot of taping issues with taping in a bar, so. I would not hold my breath.

In addition to Sports One,  Peter will also be opening a Bar One in Charlotte that is set to open on New Years Eve! Peter says he is already in Charlotte at least five days out of the month.

It sounds like Kenya, Cynthia, Claudia and Demetria were the only RHOA ladies in attendance. Cynthia was on one show with Peter and said she is going to be “spicier” this season. That sounds promising. One of my Charlotte spies spotted Gregg in Charlotte on Tuesday but did not see Nene. So we may see Gregg as well. Peter is really pushing for a househusbands spin-off.

With Porsha being on Dish Nation full time now I am suspecting we will only see her on a couple of episodes with Nene in the beginning of the season which should begin in November.

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Have a Seat And Sip This RHOA Tea I Have For You

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I have a fresh pot of EXCLUSIVELY SOURCED RHOA in dribs and drabs and the time has come to share it with you. Please use only excerpts and include a clear link to TamaraTattles.com when reporting on this story! Thanks for your professionalism!

In a nutshell, filming has been weird. I am not sure what it all means. Let’s start with Phaedra. Far from the rumored “leave of absence” Phaedra has been filming a good deal.  She’s filmed with Apollo in Chastain Park the day before she arrived late to Cynthia’s Essence party only to leave when she realized Apollo was there. That seems more and more like planned drama because contrary to before Apollo was sentenced and before RHOA filming began when the two love birds were all touring the country separately, they are currently both back in the house, and filmed a scene in the house yesterday. Phaedra has also filmed with Cynthia that I know of. Fun Phaedra fact: Phaedra lives in a Cul de Sac in a nice part of Atlanta proper. It’s not a gated community but it is rather secured and has a low crime rate if you take Apollo out of the equation. Last week,  Phaedra from some reason decided she wanted to fence the front yard and add an electronic keypad entry gate for the driveway. The neighbors were a bit perplexed by that decision. They were even more confused when the work crew failed to locate the water and electric before digging. And they hit the water line. To make matters worse, no one was home when this happened. Continue reading

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You Get A Car! And You Get A Car! And You Get A Car!

RHOA Todd Tucker Corvette

I have been goofing off all morning, er… um….afternoon, and watching Tyrant and catching up on Twitter and I came across a post on Reality Tea about Kandi buying Todd a Corvette for his birthday!  That post reminded me of something that Source told me during our last chat. It seems there is a lot of car shopping happening in Atlanta.

Not only did Kandi buy Todd a Corvette, retail value between $50-65K,  another Real Housewife of Atlanta has been car shopping for her man and herself. Continue reading

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Something in The Buttermilk Ain’t Clean

Phaedra Parks awaits her fans at the National Bar Association Annual Convention. Perhaps they are running late?

Phaedra Parks awaits her fans at the National Bar Association Annual Convention. Perhaps they are running late?

Y’all know I like to research things. The Internet can suck me down a rabbit hole and that has happened today. I doubt you guys will find this very interesting, but it is this or recap Leann & Eddie, or Don’t Be Tardy, or It’s All Relative and I am watching a marathon of Joan of Arcadia to sort of forget about all of those recaps looming. It’s a post about Phaedra, and not about Phaedra. It’s a bunch of questions and no answers. But I spent a lot of time researching it so I need y’all to either read all of this, or go read a couple other posts again because I am being slack today.

So once upon a time in 1925, the National Bar Association (NBA) is the nation’s oldest and largest association of African-American lawyers and judges was formed.  Last weekend,  the NBA held it’s 89th Annual Convention in downtown Atlanta.  Side note: this is more of a fraternal organization it is not “the bar association” that would be the American Bar Association.  At this national convention it appears more than one attendee won a Mayor Maynard Jackson Legacy Award.  Let’s try to figure out who won the awards, shall we? Continue reading

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